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Big Bash winners Scorchers penalised for slow over rate

Posted on Feb 10 2014 | IANS

Melbourne, Feb 10 : The new Twenty20 Big Bash League (BBL) champions Perth Scorchers were Monday penalised for maintaining a slow over rate in the final against the Hobart Hurricanes in Perth Friday.

"After time allowances were taken into consideration, the Scorchers were assessed to be one over behind the required rate at the end of the match. Under the BBL playing conditions, each member of the Scorchers playing XI is fined USD 500. If the Scorchers accept this penalty without appeal, the fine will be reduced to USD 250," said a statement.

As it was the second Scorchers' slow over rate penalty for the season, captain Simon Katich also receives a one-match suspension. Katich will, therefore, be unavailable for his team's opening match in the next season of BBL.

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